Exploring the Best Ski Towns in Colorado
Colorado ski towns are known for their astounding skiing and snowboarding trails, but what else do these towns offer once you’ve finished hitting the slopes?
We’ve already discussed the Top 5 Ski Resorts in Colorado for skiing. Now, we’ll walk you through a few of Colorado’s most popular ski towns to help you find which town best fits what you’re looking for.
Après Ski & Nightlife: Breckinridge, Colorado
Après ski refers to the post-skiing activities with friends after a long day on the slopes, often having a few drinks, enjoying good food, and sharing a few laughs. Breckinridge, Colorado is a great place to let loose with friends. Whether you’re looking for a dive bar, tavern, or club, Main Street in Breckinridge has it all to make for a memorable night out.
A Shopper’s Paradise: Aspen, Colorado
As the home to the Winter X Games and world-renowned skiing, the town of Aspen, Colorado, is also great for shoppers and non-skiers. In Aspen, you can shop all of the big fashion houses, including Gucci, Prada, Luis Vuitton, and Christian Dior.
Check out this guide to shopping in Aspen.
Read our blog, Planning Your Aspen, Colorado Winter Getaway, for tips on visiting Aspen.
Ski Town for Spa Enthusiasts: Vail, Colorado
In Vail, Colorado, there’s plenty of spas and salons for everyone. After skiing, relax and treat yourself to a hot stone massage, therapeutic manicure, body, or facial treatment. The Arrabelle’s luxurious 10,000 square-foot RockResorts Spa® provides guests with an elegant atmosphere, revitalizing treatments, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and more.
Here are the best-rated spas in Vail, Colorado.
Ski Town for Food Connoisseurs: Telluride, Colorado
Chances are you’ll work up an appetite on the mountain. Luckily, Telluride has countless food options. Telluride’s famous Alpino Vino, the highest elevation restaurant in North America, offers fine Italian dining at 11,966 feet! To get there, you’ll have to take the ski lift or a snowcat, but it’s an experience like no other.
Downtown, enjoy bone-in buffalo ribeye, grilled elk chops, T-bone steaks, and seafood at 221 South Oak.
Here are some of the best restaurants in Telluride, Colorado.
Ski Town for History Buffs: Crested Butte, Colorado
In the 1800s, Crested Butte, Colorado, was a prosperous mining town during Colorado’s Gold Rush. The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum is full of exhibits and information on the town’s rich history of coal mining, skiing, and more. Stop by the museum, take a walking tour, or simply take in the feel of this historic, western town.
To narrow your search for your ski town even further, check out Travel Channel’s Which Colorado Ski Town is Right for You?
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